Day by Day

Friday, April 04, 2003

Michael Moore takes a major reaming.

Dave Kopel on Michael Moore on National Review Online
Instead, people are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information like web logs, or ‘blogs’. One particularly popular blog, ‘Where is Raed?’ — written by a Baghdad resident under the pseudonym ‘Salam Pax’ — provided an immensely readable account of life in Iraq till March 24. Salam Pax has not updated his blog thereafter, sparking off fears for the well-being of the man many are already comparing to Anne Frank. Predictably, some are also casting aspersions on his authenticity.

Times of India
"Newspapers described the debate, and many in Britain were dismayed. The controversy over the debate inspired another, larger, noisier debate at Oxford, with Winston Churchill's son, Randolph, leading the debate against the pacifists. And the pacifists won by a larger margin: 750 to 138.

"Similar debates at the London School of Economics resulted in a pacifist resolution that was supported unanimously. Aberystwyth University in Wales voted 186 to 99 for pacifism. Manchester University voted for pacifism 371 to 196. And students in Canada and New Zealand voted with the Oxford pacifists. Hitler was watching and, contemptuous of pacifists, he was encouraged.

"Winston Churchill was outraged."

PittsburghLIVE.com - Why we must liberate Iraq


From
American RealPolitik:

Bitch Slap The French

Don't leave until you get to slap the French broad. Amazing!
I think we should have a place for two-faced liberal quotes.

Scott Ritter has a few words of sobriety for those who support "the coalition". Props to
Blogs of War.


Those who predicted that the Iraqi army would surrender, that the Iraqi population would welcome the coalition with open arms and that the Iraqi leadership would collapse were wrong. Unfortunately, the "effects-based" strategy embraced by the Pentagon was based on these conditions. What has transpired is a case of arrogance resulting from ignorance of the enemy.

Scott Ritter Sez

My old friend Hot Pants sent me this little tidbit. It's worth a read, if you are confused or often encounter people who are confused.

“Quick Facts about the War”
Bill O'Reilly's web site has an excellent listing of organizations who help United States Armed Forces servicemen and Servicewomen.

Got twenty bucks lying around? Go spend it wisely:

BillOReilly.com: Contact Center
From Ross at the Megasite:

I really hope to hell this will shut the mouths of those twits who actually think that the UN sanctions were the blame for the civilian starvation in Iraq for the last 12 years.

A giant food distribution complex seized Wednesday by U.S. and British forces in this city grappling with hunger contained massive amounts of food.

Food in Basra

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Recapping the Gore Presidency.
This is fabulous.

"Every Day Gets Worse And Worse" was the front page headline of the Los Angeles Times on 27 March 2003. It's a quote from a woman in Baghdad.

Want to know who the LA Times is quoting in its Page One coverage of the war in Iraq?

Read on: http://www.latimes.com/la-war-baghdad27mar27,1,5328743.story
From Ross at the Megasite:


Sometime Saturday while Secretary of State Colin Powell was at the UN, an Iraqi television reporter asked him a "smart-ass" question and Powell, without missing a beat gave the following answer and left him speechless:

"Mr. Secretary, isn't true that only about 13% of all Americans under the age of 25 know where Iraq is on a map?"

"Yes, that's true - but unfortunately for you - they're all Marines."



True? Untrue?

Who cares?
A best-selling British author is unable to attend the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival next month because he tore up his passport and sent it to Tony Blair in protest at the war in Iraq.

Should we have a Putz of the Day feature here?
Tom Daschle - the definition of liberal Democrat -

03/18/2003
"I'm saddened, saddened that this president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we're now forced to war," Daschle said in a speech to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. "Saddened that we have to give up one life because this president couldn't create the kind of diplomatic effort that was so critical for our country."

1998
Senator Tom Daschle,the Senate Majority Leader, "Look, we have exhausted, virtually, our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that, what other option is there but to force them to do so?"

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

These are the best minute-by-minute warblogs:

The Command Post

Blogs of War

American Realpolitik
If you have Broadband, you need to see these satellite photos over at Instapundit.
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